parentEDU Catalog

  • Parents : You may attend any of these classes LIVE via Zoom or watch a recorded copy of the live session located on the parent EDU webpage. Please select your topic, date, and time from the choices below each description, then click the link to be brought to your Zoom class.

Math

Math

Addressing Math Learning Gaps

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-2
During this class, parents will gain an array of at home strategies for supporting their children as they develop their math skills to increase their confidence, deepen understanding, and support a growing independence in mathematics.
Math

Addressing Math Learning Gaps

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
During this class, parents will gain an array of at home strategies for supporting their children as they develop their math skills to increase their confidence, deepen understanding, and support a growing independence in mathematics.
Math

Addressing Math Learning Gaps

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 6-8
This class will review the sequencing of math topics in grades 6-8 and provide insight into prior knowledge that is required for the different topics, as well as how to build a strong foundation to fill in gaps from previous years. Parents will be provided with a variety of strategies to help their children improve their understanding of mathematics including a review of key concepts and topics, topic sequence, and strategies for helping to support students as they fill in learning gaps.
Math

Algebra I Regents- Resources and What Students Need to Know to Pass

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 6-12
This class will focus on the main topics included on the Algebra Regents, as well as strategies and resources to help your child prepare for success. Calculator tips and tricks will also be shared.
Math

Explaining the "New" Math for Parents

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
This class will show parents how the area model and number bonds are used to teach multiplication and division conceptually to children. Learn why learning this way better prepares your child for success in math during the later years.
Math

Explaining the "New" Math for Parents

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-2
This class will provide parents an understanding of ways math is now being taught to children in the early grades. Also parents will learn why memorizing multiplication facts is no longer required. Learn why it is important for young children to learn this way, so that you can better support your student at home.
Math

Explaining the "New" Math for Parents: Fractions

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
This class will show parents how students learn fractions and operations with fractions visually. Learn why it is important for young children to learn this way, so that parents can better support their children at home.

English

English

Coaching Writers: How to Support Your Child's Writing Development without Doing the Assignment Yourself

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
We will discuss how parents can be most effective during the revision and editing process and practice strategies that don't include rewriting the assignment themselves. Parents will learn how to use graphic organizers and other strategies to support and motivate struggling writers. The workshop will conclude with ideas and resources for inviting writing outside of school, finding authentic audiences for children's writing, and improving grammar and vocabulary.
English

Encouraging Readers: Creating a Culture of Literacy at Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
This class will equip parents with an extensive toolkit to draw from to support their children's development as readers at home. Topics that will be covered include reading levels and selecting a "just right" book, encouraging reluctant readers, developing reading habits, strategies to use when helping struggling readers, carving out time for reading, how to talk to a child about a book you haven't read, and making reading a family tradition.
English

Helping Your Child with their Reading Assignments

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-8
This class will guide parents to support their children's reading activities. Here you will learn easy tips and tricks to making your student successful during online learning.
English

Helping Your Child with their Writing Assignments

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-8
This class speaks with parents about ways to help their young writers. We will discuss different writing styles and how to help your student include important writing strategies.

Science

Science

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Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
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Science

Balancing Chemical Equations Made Easy

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 6-12
This class offers a basic understanding of how to balance a chemical equation. Parents will learn about what a chemical formula looks like, how to count the number of atoms in a chemical formula and how to successfully balance a simple chemical equation. Please come prepared with a pencil and a piece of paper as we practice this together.
Science

How to Classify Objects Using Science

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 2-7
This class explains a method of using science to help classifyobjects. Parents will learn how to use aspects of an object thatcan be seen with their eyes to create a formal scientificclassification. Please come prepared with a pencil and a piece ofpaper as we practice this together.
Science

How to Conduct Science Observations at Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 4-12
This class teaches parents how to organize a structured scientificobservation in their own home or yard. We will learn the basics ofanimal behavioral observation and how to assist children to learnto appreciate nature by observing it as young scientists andnaturalists. Please come prepared with pencil and paper as wepractice this together.
Science

How to Create a Home Science Journal

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 4-12
This class offers parents an understanding of science journaling.Writing scientifically is an important skill for children to have asthey move to higher grades. It is important for science students tobe able to observe and write about items in the world factually, ina scientific manner without opinion or emotion.
Science

Understanding the Science Difference Between Fact and Opinion

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 4-8
This class introduces parents to the science concepts of objective(fact) and subjective (opinion). In science, students are requiredto be able to tell the difference between facts and opinions asthey move through experiments and observations. Parents willlearn simple practice methods to help students understand this asit applies to the world around them.

Social Studies

Social Studies

How to Help Your Child be Culturally Responsive

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
We all want our children to feel welcome and accepted in school. Research shows us that children who see school as a safe place are more likely to be successful. Creating this type of school culture cannot be achieved without involvement from parents. In this class, we will discuss the importance of creating a culturally responsive school environment and how you, as parents, can support this goal.
Social Studies

Raising a Generation of Good Citizens

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Teaching our children what it means to be a good citizen is one of the most important parts of maintaining our democracy. Beginning at an early age, children need to understand how and why to be informed and involved members of society. In this class we will discuss how to promote positive behavior that will engage your child to be civic minded.
Social Studies

Understanding Regents Level Social Studies

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 7-11
Social Studies classes have changed what success looks like. Students no longer need to simply memorize facts and dates. Social Studies instruction now requires children to think analytically about the events of the past, make connections, and explain information in a more sophisticated way. These skills are requirements on the Global 10 and US History Regents exams. In this class, you will learn how Social Studies education has changed, and what skills your child will need to be successful.
Social Studies

Build a Time Capsule with your Child

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
This class will walk parents through the steps to build a time capsule at home. This fun activity is a great way to teach your child that they are living history
Social Studies

Virtual Field Trips

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-8
This class will give parents the opportunity to explore the worldthrough virtual field trips. These fun "field trips" can be done fromhome at any time to teach students about the world in a fun andengaging way.

Social-Emotional

Social-Emotional

Developing Growth Mindset: Help Your Child Embrace Challenges, Grow from Failure, and Gain Confidence

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Simple shifts in how we praise our children can boost confidence and academic achievement while teaching resiliency in the face of challenges. Explore how Carol Dweck's research on motivation can fundamentally change how you talk to your children, and as a result, change how they see themselves. This interactive workshop will engage parents in exploring their own mindsets and practicing strategies that will help their children develop growth mindsets and the ability to learn from setbacks.
Social-Emotional

Get Your Child's Attention and Cooperation with the Power of Praise

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Praise is a well-researched, specific strategy that supports positive student learning. During the uncertainty of the past year, children are often in doubt of their skills and abilities to reach their goals and live up to their potential. Praise can influence your child’s perception of their intelligence and their future responses to challenges and failures. Understand the power of praise and the impact it has on your child’s performance, self-worth, and overall self-concept.
Social-Emotional

Parent and Child Class: Gain Understanding and Cooperation Through the Power of Perception

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Learn how to open lines of positive communication during times of differing opinions and points of view. Please have your child with you for this program. *There is a project involved in this program. Participants should be prepared with a sheet of construction paper, a small amount of white paint and a pencil.
Social-Emotional

Parent Circles: How Do I Get My Child to Listen to Me?

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Parent Circles are informational and based on the needs of parents/caregivers and their children. The topics covered fall under the umbrella of positive limit setting for children and practical strategies to support children's ability and special educational needs to engage in acting in ways that will help them to reach the goals they value the most.
Social-Emotional

A Classroom in My Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 2-12
This class speaks with parents about the social-emotional and mental health benefits of setting a routine for students at home. Also discussed will be the need to make a workplace or "home classroom" area that is used specifically for doing classwork. Join us as we learn what we can do to help reduce anxiety and increase focus of your students at home.
Social-Emotional

Helping Kids Develop a Growth Mindset

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
"Smart is not something you are. Smart is something your get." What is a growth mindset and how can you help your children develop a growth mindset? Learn how having a growth mindset can help your children succeed in school and in life.
Social-Emotional

Helping Kids Find Success Through Positive Self-Talk

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Let's turn your child's "I Can't" into "I CAN!" with easy to use strategies to promote positive thinking.
Social-Emotional

Supporting Your Child's Social-Emotional Needs

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
As school schedules and learning changes, many students are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Parents and guardians attending this session will discover how to support our learners’ mental health at home throughout these turbulent times

Specialized

Specialized

Helping Your Child with ADHD Find Success in School

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Understanding your child's challenges will help you learn and apply new strategies to support your child's ability to remain focused and on-task.
Specialized

Homework without Tears: Help Your Child Develop Confidence, Organization, and Time Management Skills

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Learn easy to implement systems and routines that will put an end to the nightly homework battle while at the same time developing your child’s confidence and independence. Common issues that will be addressed include heavy reliance on parental assistance, homework frustration and meltdowns, rushed and careless work, and homework avoidance and procrastination.
Specialized

Partnering with Teachers: Effectively Communicate with Your Child's Teachers to Help Your Child Thrive

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Establishing open lines of respectful and honest communication with your child's teachers is essential to your child's success in school, yet many parents are at a loss on how best to do this. Participants will explore how much involvement is too much or too little, the best ways to approach teachers about difficult issues, and ways to help our children become their own advocates.

Library Services

Library Services

Digital Literacy: How can I keep my child safe online?

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
YouTube, TikTok, Minecraft, Oh My! Are the kids safe when they are using their school issued device? How about a personal phone or iPad?  As new technology comes out, parents and caregivers aren't always sure if they should be allowing their children to download certain apps or search on different sites.  This class will give tips and tools to evaluate some of the sites and apps kids want to use.
Library Services

Media Literacy: How do I know if information is biased or inaccurate?

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Where can anyone go to fine reliable resources online these days? We hear that information is biased or fake, so how can I tell?  This class will give tips and tools for evaluating and finding information to be able to feel confident in your and your child’s research on almost any topic.

Other Classes

Other Classes

Helping Kids Use Productive Struggle to Find Success

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
What is productive struggle and why is it so incredibly important for learning? Learn how productive struggle can lead your child to deeper learning and how to embrace the power of productive struggle in all subject areas.
Other Classes

Parent and Child Class: Understanding and Cooperation Through the Power of Perception

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Learn how to open lines of positive communication during times of differing opinions and points of view. Please have your child with you for this program. *There is a project involved in this program. Participants should be prepared with a sheet of construction paper, a small amount of white paint and a pencil.
Other Classes

Parent Data Privacy Workshop

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Data privacy and security has become increasingly important as we have come to rely on remote learning to educate students. Join us to learn more about the state and federal laws that protect student data and the data privacy and security best practices parents can apply as children learn remotely.
Other Classes

Promoting Health and Physical Education at Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
As students become more independent, we need to support them in making their own healthy decisions during the school year and beyond. During this session, parents and guardians attending will learn a variety of family friendly games, activities, skills, and exercises to practice along with their child at home or outside.